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Tucked away like a secret in the row of businesses along Canal Street, in the oldest section of downtown Savannah, is a curious little shop called The Purple Rose. Here you will find books, on magic and ancient realms. Scented oils, candles, runes, and other oddities. You’ll be welcomed by Rose Marlon, the shop’s owner. A kind old woman with a warm, inviting smile, and a cup of tea she’s made just for you. And when she takes your hand, you’ll get the sense that she is far more than she appears. And you’ll be right.
Rose is the fifth member of a sacred sisterhood. Bound together by a force that transcends time, they are five women on a quest to survive a present that comes on the heels of a past that killed them all. Hunted for their gifts, and magical essence, their existence is threatened once again. This time by highly skilled seekers. To survive, they must uncover secrets hidden in their past. And put their trust in a bond that not even death can break.
The year is 1965. The first US draft is ordered by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It is the launch of the Vietnam War. Sonny and Cher make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand. John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 civil rights activists in the third march from Selma, Alabama to the capitol in Montgomery. And into this big scary world, I arrive.
I am born on the Turner Airforce Base in Albany, GA. My father is stationed here. He is an Airforce aircraft mechanic, 22 years old, and married to my mom, who is 23... more